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Dancing Quotes by Plato, Molly Crabapple, Rihanna, Rick Astley, Morgan Freeman, Gabrielle Roth and many others.

Life must be lived as play, playing certain games, making sacrifices, singing and dancing, and then a man will be able to propitiate the gods.
Sketching is like dancing. It’s process as much as product. You can turn your head off and just sort of dissolve into the now. Doing a giant, super thought-out painting is the opposite of that.
Molly Crabapple
Whatever I’m feeling, whatever I’m going through, whatever mood I’m in… If I’m feeling like dancing or clubbing, then it will be reflected in the music. If I’m feeling dark and vulnerable, then it will reflect in the music, too.
I used to go to soul nights because I loved dancing, and so did my friends, and we loved the music. We used to go listen to black American soul.
Rick Astley
I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving.
Morgan Freeman
Shamanic healing is a journey. It involves stepping out of our habitual roles, our conventional scripts, and improvising a dancing path.
Gabrielle Roth
Well, of course a boxing match is hard because boxing isn’t set for you to do good. You have to force your will upon someone, but dancing you don’t have to force your will. It should be a lot easier because if I make a mistake I don’t get hit.
Evander Holyfield
Happy, happy, happy for all that God hath done, Glad of all the little leaves dancing in the sun.
Alfred Noyes
I am dancing all the time. Every gesture, the body line of every pose, the way I get from place to place, the movement in the acting – none of it would be the way it is if I weren’t a dancer.
Ray Bolger
Fine dancing, I believe, like virtue, must be its own reward.
Jane Austen
[I]t is the wine that leads me on, the wild wine that sets the wisest man to sing at the top of his lungs, laugh like a fool – it drives the man to dancing… it even tempts him to blurt out stories better never told.
Ask Nureyev to stop dancing, ask Sinatra to stop singing, then you can ask me to stop playing.
Billie Jean King
My slender waist and thighs are exhausted and weak from a night of cloud dancing.
Huang E
Hip-hop at its zenith insists on thinking and dancing simultaneously. In fact, it sees them as synonymous.
Kevin Young
She said that she would dance with me if I brought her red roses but in all my garden there is no red rose.
Oscar Wilde
I think the impact my music has had on dance music fans is to bring out their inner love for dancing and having a good time.
To ask a novelist to talk about his novels is like asking somebody to cook about their dancing.
Jim Crace
When it comes to acting, you really have to create movement which in some ways is dancing. And dancing, I feel is very important to act as well. I wouldn’t put one over the other.
Harry Shum, Jr.
Learning ballroom dancing is great for your brain. But it only works for three to six months. After that, you’ve got all the benefit you can get, and so you have to move on to yoga, and then Tai Chi, and then bridge, always keeping on the steep part of the learning curve.
Nolan Bushnell
Dancing comes naturally to me.
Don’t carry a grudge. While you’re carrying the grudge, the other guys’s out there dancing.
Buddy Hackett
I’ve been in every disco in the world. I saw a picture of my wife Shakira and I dancing in Studio 54; I didn’t even know someone had taken that picture.
Michael Caine
In ice dancing, you cannot decide your result. You just have to do your best, and you can’t decide if you win or not.
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot
Intoxication is calculated to put heart into the elderly and give them delight in dancing.
Michel de Montaigne
Sun lighting a child’s hair. A friend’s embrace. Slow dancing in a safe and quiet place. The pleasures of an ordinary life.
Judith Viorst
Dance like nobody’s looking.
Mark Twain
For, as when the red-cheeked, dancing girls, April and May, trip home to the wintry, misanthropic woods; even the barest, ruggedest, most thunder-cloven old oak will at least send forth some few green sprouts, to welcome such glad-hearted visitants . . .
Herman Melville
‎Dancing is not just getting up painlessly, like a leaf blown on the wind; dancing is when you tear your heart out and rise out of your body to hang suspended between the worlds.
I was seen dancing at school by a director, who asked me to be in a TV play. And it had a huge impact. So I think that’s what really started me off.
Francesca Annis
My aim for my dancing and fitness is to achieve flexibility in those disciplines so I am spending time to make sure I stretch after each workout or dancing session I do to give me further strength and ability.
A. J. Pritchard
Daylight, full of small dancing particles. Can you see them when I whisper in your ear?
We would play songs live on stage, and then we’d watch their reaction we were receiving immediately, if people were dancing and singing along. If they weren’t, then we’d go into the dressing rooms of the different NBA teams that we were playing in their arenas, and we’d change the songs right there.
Michael Franti
DJing for people is fun until someone comes up with a phone screen that has ‘PLAY SOME RIHANNA’ written on it. I prefer to play older songs because they’re the ones I personally enjoy dancing and singing along to and modern dance music bores my brains out.
Alexa Chung
Because we had no money when I was growing up, when I started dancing, I wasn’t allowed to be frivolous – my mum made me go to every lesson because she was paying for it.
Anton du Beke
I regret not dancing more, just cutting loose on the dance floor. I still admire those who don’t care much about what others think of them.
Neil Patrick Harris
Where words leave off, gesture begins. Don’t we speak of a person being speechless with rage, dancing with impatience, setting his teeth? The final motions of the soul are speechless, animal, grotesque, or of an incomparable beauty.
Charlie Chaplin
Dancing is a gift. You are supposed to do it; it’s like breathing.
Judith Jamison
I loved Fred Astaire’s way of dancing. He led you into the dance.
Debbie Reynolds
Once I got a job singing and dancing, a reasonable person might think, “Maybe I should learn how to do this.” But no, I never did.
Dick Van Dyke
I always promised myself if I ever got the chance to do a ‘Flashdance’-type of movie, I would do my own dancing. I can say with pride that every single dance move in ‘Go For It!’ is my own dance move.
Aimee Garcia
To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you’re thinking about what you’re doing in life-in my case, dancing.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
I think ‘Tap Dogs’ has lasted so long because people have a natural interest in tap dancing. This form of dancing can’t be dated, it’s such an intriguing form of dance because the feet are also an an instrument.
Adam Garcia
My dancing is Hawaiian-inspired but I also get a little fresh when it comes to my faster songs.
Lana Del Rey
Very few of us trust our immediate connection with nature, or the intuitive intelligence of our body. All too easily, we align ourselves with the logical world of Masculine intelligence. As a culture, we have become so Masculine that we are much more comfortable with analytical problem-solving than with ecstatic dancing!
David Deida
I grew up as a dancer. I did tap, classical ballet, all of that. I did Indian dancing, or Bharata Natyam, classic temple dancing from Madras, originally. My mother always had the great idea that I should learn it.
Roselee Goldberg
The main thing that motivates me is laughter, and colors, and music, and dancing! And I do all of the above every day.
In one dancing saloon I saw the only rational method of art criticism I have ever come across. Over the piano was printed a notice: ‘Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best.’
Oscar Wilde
She overcame a moment of hesitation and glanced at Jared. All the lights in his crazy gray eyes were dancing. A shiver went through her, a ripple of his delight. She felt again the way she had at the Crying Pools and at her house, the thrill of sharing your secret soul and having someone think it was wonderful.
Sarah Rees Brennan
Ballet is not technique, not a way of doing things, but a means of expression that comes perhaps more closely to the inner language of man than any other.
George Sava
My dad passed away before my freshman year, and it altered how I thought. I was depressed – I didn’t hang out with my friends. I worked through it by dancing.
Heather Morris
I grew up in music theater playing to the audience – singing and dancing and showing off. That’s really my background. But the camera’s different. I think I’m more at home on stage.
Christopher Walken
Trying to describe something musical is like dancing to architecture, it’s really difficult.
Robert Palmer
‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ was my favorite for me to be in because it was all dancing. There were other musicals that I made with Donald O’Connor and Gene Kelly that were wonderful pictures, and we had a lot of fun making them.
Debbie Reynolds
I was not awesome at dancing. For a ballerina, I probably started too late. Plus I enjoyed entertaining people too much.
Judy Greer
Sometimes I’ll watch a music video of a great performer like Beyonce and try to follow her choreography. Yeah, maybe I look ridiculous, but dancing gets your energy up a lot better than running on a treadmill or pedaling a stationary bike.
Brooklyn Decker
The way people move is their autobiography in motion.
Gerry Spence
Sometimes it gets a little too bubblegum for me, but what I do love about KPop videos is their attention to detail, and their choreography and dancing are always spot-on.
Bebe Rexha
I know what I’m good at, and if I’m asked to do something I’m not – like hip-hop dancing – I get self-conscious.
Anton du Beke
I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now.
Ann Beattie
Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.
Charles Baudelaire
The best physique I ever had was when I was ballet dancing.
Manu Bennett
A movie that makes me cry every time is ‘Billy Elliot.’ That scene where he’s dancing in the hall, and his dad walks in. And the first time his dad can see how amazing he is dancing, but he’s so conflicted with kind of his own feelings towards it. Oh, it’s so emotional.
Jodie Comer
When you dance, things just go away, things don’t seem so bad.
Patrick Swayze
As dancers, especially for myself, personally, dance constitutes a lot of the conversation that I have. While I’m not a ridiculous wordsmith and I can’t clearly verbalize the things that I’m feeling sometimes, I’d say that I can emote how I feel by dancing, 100% of the time, and fearlessly at that.
Stephen Boss
If parents could just get their children moving around in the most simple and fun ways – jumping in leaves, dancing to pop music, throwing socks in a laundry basket – they could be sowing the seeds of great habits that could last a lifetime. It is all about turning it into a game.
Magnus Scheving
As long as you’re dancing, you can break the rules.
Mary Oliver
To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.
The great thing about the electronic music scene is that everybody can be part of it either by dancing, DJing, or organizing a party.
Pedro Winter
When I speak of the erotic, then I speak of it as an assertion of the life force of women; of that creative energy empowered, the knowledge and use of which we are now reclaiming in our language, our history, our dancing, our loving, our work, our lives.
Audre Lorde
I’ve been known to have a good step or two. I’m half Samoan, you know, and part of our culture is singing and dancing daily.
Dwayne Johnson
When you are a kid, you find so much comfort in dancing. I was comforted.
Wendy Whelan
I’d just play the music and dance. When I’m dancing, I don’t even notice how I’m doing it.
‘Can’t Stop Dancing’ is this other side of me that I was ready to introduce to my fans, which is like, after you hang out with me, you start to see that I can be chilled and relaxed, and I’m a little bit more mature for my age.
Becky G
Are there moments when I see unrequited crushes or ex-boyfriends slow dancing with their dates and kind of want to stab myself in the spleen with a salad fork? Yeah, sure.
Sloane Crosley
Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.
Samuel Beckett
And because my teeth don’t bite, I can take them out dancing I can take my little teeth out and show them a real good time
Devendra Banhart
My mother had gotten a job as a receptionist at a dancing school and had the idea that we should open our own dancing school; we did, and it prospered.
Gene Kelly
I love costumes in dance, I think it’s very important. The clothes for dancing not only make you feel like somebody else, but it makes you move in a different way.
Blanca Li
Because dancing is way more fun than the treadmill, I downloaded the video of Beyonces Single Ladies and started to learn her dance. Let me tell you, if I ever did that dance in a club, I would still be a single lady! But what a workout!
Marissa Jaret Winokur
In drawing after drawing, pastel after pastel, painting after painting, the contours of Degas’s dancing figures become, at a certain point, darkly insistent, tangled and dusky. It may be around an elbow, a heel, an armpit, a calf muscle, the nape of a neck.
John Berger
Nobody wanted your dance, Nobody wanted your strange glitter, your floundering Drowning life and your effort to save yourself, Treading water, dancing the dark turmoil, Looking for something to give.
Ted Hughes
I thought Fred Astaire was the most chic man. I loved the way he dressed. Never mind his dancing, which was beyond – he was just so elegant and had this freedom of body.
Polly Allen Mellen
You’re just jealous of me because I’m a tap-dancing ballerina fairy princess veterinarian!
Daniel Handler
Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.
William Stafford
When people start dancing, they dance like they don’t know they are doing it.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
The idea of dancing is the only thing that scares me.
Johnny Depp
I grew up dancing, and my ballet teacher was literally a drill sergeant; she was so strict and so scary. And it made me a better dancer.
Kate Hudson
Do the Clam, do the Clam, grab your barefoot baby by the hand.
Elvis Presley
In song and dance, man forgets how to walk and speak and is on the way into flying into the air, dancing… his very gestures express enchantment.
Friedrich Nietzsche
You’ve got to find ways to breathe while you’re dancing so that when it comes time for you to stop and sing again, you have it.
Kristin Chenoweth
I want to be able to talk about changing the world through your actions and being a generation that is aware and a force to be reckoned with – and at the same time be dancing.
Taylor Hanson
A flock of flirting flamingos is pure, passionate, pink pandemonium-a frenetic flamingle-mangle-a discordant discotheque of delirious dancing, flamboyant feathers, and flamingo lingo.
Charley Harper
The band name came about when the original vocalist died when a huge radio fell on his head. He trotted about for a while dancing with the radio on his head, before he died of asphyxiation and blood loss. *Laughs* it was hilarious
Thom Yorke
Dancing is an important function of music, but so is crying.
Katie Melua
You can bring out your inner self and moods through dancing. Music does the same.
Michael Jackson
Well, number one I like dancing. Number two I knew it would be challenging because I had never done this type of dance before. I always wanted to and I happened to have the courage to go out there and give it my best shot.
Evander Holyfield
Even if I’m sad, dancing is a way to let stuff out.
Dancing and singing were always like games to me. I sang constantly.
It is not the bowing, the dancing, the clapping and the singing that produce the worship, for at best they can only express that worship, but it is the worship that produces the jubilant responses.
Judson Cornwall
I didn’t see my son the entire time I did ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ The only time I saw Jeffrey was when he came to the show Monday and Tuesday nights to watch me dance. You literally rehearse six to eight hours every single day – 40 to 50 hours a week.
Sherri Shepherd
Imagine a dolphin dancing in the sky. Let it dance with joy. Think of yourself at the bottom of the ocean watching.
Yoko Ono
I’m a slave for you. Dancing in the dark.
Britney Spears
If a man rejoice not in his drinking, he is mad; for in drinking it’s possible … to fondle breasts, and to caress well tended locks, and there is dancing withal, and oblivion of woe.
Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.
H. P. Lovecraft
The film itself should interact with the audience. In the case of ‘Queen of Katwe’, people are laughing, sobbing and dancing. I am taking them on a ride… It is not like I am asking them for handouts.
Mira Nair
‘Dirty Dancing’ is one of my favorite movies, and I was in love with Patrick Swayze for years, but I tried to stay out of his way and never to meet him because I knew if I did, he’d want to talk about yogurt or some weird dietary restriction or something.
Eve Babitz
On the road, I might go to the hotel gym. When I know I won’t be dancing or working out, I spend time stretching. You have to stretch every day as a dancer. I do it whenever I can when it’s not weird.
Jillian Hervey
Dancing with death meant being committed to killing, committed with your heart and soul.
Terry Goodkind
I explained it when I danced it.
Margot Fonteyn
I often say that in making dances I can make a world where I think things are done morally, done democratically, done honestly.
Twyla Tharp
I’m Magnus Bane.” he went on in a soothing tone, stretching out his ringed hands. Blue sparks had begun to dance between them like bioluminescence dancing water. “I’m the warlock who’s here to cure you. Didn’t they tell you I was comming?” “I know who you are, but…” Maia looked dazed. “You look so… so… shiny.
Cassandra Clare
It’s what I always wanted to do, to show the laughter, the fun, the joy of dance.
Martha Graham
You may make love in dancing as well as sitting.
Aphra Behn
I’ve never had a problem with the old truism about dancing to architecture. I think you can dance to architecture. There’s some pretty funky architecture to dance to.
Rob Chapman
You should celebrate the end of a love affair as they celebrate death in New Orleans, with songs, laughter, dancing and a lot of wine.
Francoise Sagan
That is what war is and dancing it is forward and back, when one is out walking one wants not to go back the way they came but in dancing and in war it is forward and back.
Gertrude Stein
There was this hip-hop collective called People Crew. And at the time in Korea, there was no real place to access rap music. So People Crew used to host this summer school program, which taught rapping and dancing. I begged my mom to attend that school to learn how to rap.
Allow yourself to trust joy and embrace it. You will find you dance with everything.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I came from a folk-family background. Although we weren’t really the all-singing, all-dancing-around-the-piano folkies or anything like that, there is that idea of singing and playing with your parents and your family and your cousins.
Teddy Thompson
In real life, I’m so goofy and super weird. I’m never mean, but people don’t see the weird side of me. Like, I’ll be dancing around. My best friends will always say that they wish others saw that side of me, when I’m doing a weird dance or weird faces or voices.
Gigi Hadid
What is dance? I am dancing all the time. Every gesture, the body line of every pose, the way I get from place to place, the movement in the acting – none of it would be the way it is if I weren’t a dancer.
Ray Bolger
I sent out a tweet, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ should stop the jibber jabber. They shouldn’t make the departure of a dancer so tear jerky because nobody’s going to war.
Mr. T
You presume to name those who have no name. We are pandemonium and disaster. We are the dancing, gibbering horror of the world.
Brenna Yovanoff
As I was reading the book [Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries] I kept thinking, “Sweetie, you are dancing as fast as you can!”
Anderson Cooper
The only dance masters I could have were Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Walt Whitman and Nietzsche.
Isadora Duncan
We’re in a celebrity culture, and when I turn on the news today I hear about Lindsay Lohan, Tiger Woods and Paris Hilton and the Kardashian sisters and ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ one thing after another, Kate Gosselin’s new body.
Philip Yancey
I got my red dress on tonight
Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight
Done my hair up real big beauty queen style
High heels off, I’m feeling alive
Lana Del Rey
Crowned with leaves of the laurel. In England the Poet Laureate is an officer of the sovereign’s court, acting as dancing skeleton at every royal feast and singing-mute at every royal funeral.
Ambrose Bierce
In the end, it all comes down to the art of breathing.
Martha Graham
I’m a terrible singer, but I’m not shy about it. I’m shy about dancing.
Ronda Rousey
Whether it be in acting, music, or even in dancing, I only want to do things that I truly connect to, and with my music, it’s everything that I am.
Keke Palmer
Whosoever knoweth the power of the dance, dwelleth in God.
Because dancing is way more fun than the treadmill, I downloaded the video of Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ and started to learn her dance. Let me tell you, if I ever did that dance in a club, I would still be a single lady! But what a workout!
Marissa Jaret Winokur
I had certain physical limitations that made me change the choreography for myself or made me more interested in choreography only rather than dancing. I have never been a person who wanted to just dance. I have always been interested in developing for other people.
Katherine Dunham
Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?
Friedrich Nietzsche
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
William Wordsworth
By the time I was 7, I did walk-ons, catalogue modeling, you name it. In the Queens where I grew up, you didn’t go bowling on Saturday; you went to dancing school.
Christopher Walken
We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.
Martha Graham
I’m singing and dancing and playing guitar. I really enjoy pushing myself into different aspects. I’m not going to do this for the rest of my life, but I want to keep challenging myself. And if I’m fearful of something I definitely want to step into it and see how good or bad I am at it.
Dustin Clare
In a way, ‘Billy Elliot’ was autobiographical. I can’t dance, but I think his dancing was me discovering about writing and literature.
Lee Hall
Dancing is kind of my thing.
David Gallagher
Dance is the most intimate art, the most unbrainy art, because it is done wholly with the body, which is so limited in its ability to speak anything but the truth.
Joan Acocella
When I started thinking seriously about learning the rules of narrative, I thought, ‘You’ve learned the rules of dancing from the ballet; what’s the matter with learning the laws of theater from the people who know how to do it?’
Twyla Tharp
Dance, one of the oldest forms of artistic expression, requires only the human body for its realization.
Igor Youskevitch
The urge to transform one’s appearance, to dance outdoors, to mock the powerful and embrace perfect strangers is not easy to suppress.” –Barbara Ehrenreich, Dancing in the Streets, 260.
Barbara Ehrenreich
It is not so much upon the number of exercises, as the care with which they are done, that progreses and skill depend.
August Bournonville
Shake It Up is a buddy comedy based around dance. It’s about two best friends Rocky and CeCe who live out their dream as background dancers on a show called Shake It Up Chicago. They have to navigate life as young teens going to school and dancing on the show.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
George Carlin
I don’t know what else you could do that is more vulnerable – maybe dancing – than singing.
Adam Driver
Try square dancing-at least long enough to no longer feel silly and begin to have fun.
Marilyn vos Savant
In my 50s I’ll be dancing at my children’s weddings.
Michael J. Fox
There is Someone dancing with you, and you are not afraid of making mistakes.
Richard Rohr
I think that what’s so interesting about her is that she took to an extreme her embrace of peasant life even though she was a singing and dancing European intellectual.
Tom Jaine
Maybe people have no idea how much work is behind a picture. It can seem very effortless but there is a lot of work. It’s exactly like doing ballet. It’s hours and hours but when you go onstage it’s just the pleasure of dancing.
Carine Roitfeld
Social dissipation, as witnessed in the ball-room, is the abettor of pride, the instigator of jealousy, it is the sacrificial altar of health, it is the defiler of the soul, it is the avenue of lust and it is the curse of every town in America.
Thomas De Witt Talmage
Just as the ancients danced to call upon the spirits in nature, we too can dance to find the spirits within ourselves that have been long buried and forgotten.
Anna Halprin
Fighting is dancing. Look at a great boxing match, and it’s a dancing.
David Lyons
[To her younger sister on using drugs:] If you do that stuff, you’re dancing with the devil, because you never know when you’re going to cross the line and not be able to get back.
Demi Lovato
Dance is like wine; it matures with every performance.
Alarmel Valli
Bright colours in the west, giant butterflies dancing as night crept like a cripple toward the east.
Roberto Bolano
Paintings must be understood through the eyes, and that’s not the word either. No writing, no talking, no singing, no dancing will explain them. They are the final, the nth whoopee of sight.
Charles Demuth
In Europe we have the “loss of self” motif clearly illustrated in the whirl dances of the Russians sects of the Molokani in Armenia….All the countries that bordered the Meditteranean in ancient times, and the less remote sections of Asia as well, appear to have had whirl dances.
Curt Sachs
Everything in dancing is style, allusion, the essence of many thoughts and feelings. The abstraction of many moments.
Alvin Ailey
Dancing, singing, storytelling and silence are the four universal healing salves.
Gabrielle Roth
I was going out dancing in clubs around New York, and that helped create ‘Supermassive Black Hole.’ Franz Ferdinand would have done it very well with that dance-type beat going on mixed with alternative guitar, and I’ve always wanted to find that.
Matt Bellamy
Like my friend Warren Buffett, I feel particularly lucky to do something every day that I love to do. He calls it “tap dancing to work.”
Bill Gates
In the entertainment industry all that anybody wants to do whether it’s music or stories or dancing or comedy or whatever, they want to entertain the public. And they do it any way they can. Sometimes they concentrate simply on entertaining people and they don’t care what message they are giving.
Stan Lee
Everyone is taught the essentials of writing for at least 13 years, maybe more if they go to college. Nobody is taught music or tap dancing that way.
Tom Wolfe
I sang with a voice that was natural, and I liked the way I produced that sound. I thought of my other friends, that they were singing and dancing, but they didn’t have this. I was special.
Danielle de Niese
Well, but you two are dancing around in your iridescent little downpour, whooping and stomping as sane people ought to do when they encounter a thing so miraculous as water.
Marilynne Robinson
I’ve always fought for what I believe in. I used to get made fun of for dancing, and I would argue back, or fight the kids, or do whatever I had to do to shut them up. I have that in me.
Kenny Wormald
I adore dancing.
Vivien Leigh
And we had a DJ – my childhood friend from Chicago came to be the DJ at our party out in LA. It was a party, rockin’ and rolling, and it was dancing and fun. For me it was different; just to have family with us.
Jami Gertz
There is something about a martini, Ere the dining and dancing begin, And to tell you the truth, It is not the vermouth- I think that perhaps it’s the gin.
Ogden Nash
Dancing is more than just moving body parts; it is a pathway of expressing your deepest inner thoughts.
Normani Kordei
The roses, the lovely notes, the dining and dancing are all welcome and splendid. But when the Godiva is gone, the gift of real love is having someone who’ll go the distance with you. Someone who, when the wedding day limo breaks down, is willing to share a seat on the bus.
Oprah Winfrey
Look at where I lived! Four blocks from Lincoln Center. I used to play in the fountain. And then I started taking dance lessons. I was in ‘The Nutcracker’ for the N.Y. City Ballet when I was 8 and dancing in ‘The Firebird’ for George Balanchine when I was 9. Believe me, that’s something you don’t ever forget.
Diane Paulus
A person can be danced. In all continents the dancers carry little children on their shoulders.
Curt Sachs
When I want to feel sexy, I like to dance-even if I’m at home by myself in my knee-high socks sliding there like ‘Risky Business’… my sisters and I, if one of us starts, we’re all there in front of the mirror, dancing, and it’s just obnoxious. I feel sexy when I do that.
AnnaLynne McCord
I did six Broadway shows, and I noticed there weren’t many female comedians. When I went to a dancing audition, there were 1,000 girls. And there were three jobs. So I said I’ll just try comedy. And I loved it.
Rita Rudner
As a notorious multi-tasker, I love exercise that serves several purposes. I ride my bike to work, do yoga to relax, and go out dancing to get my booty-shaking on!
Karla Cheatham Mosley
I know basic things about belly dancing, but not the technicalities; I want to learn it. I want to learn belly dancing.
Malaika Arora Khan
It is no doubt possible to fly–but first you must know how to dance like an angel.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Prom has all the elements of a popular story. It reeks of all-Americanness, tension, drama. It has romance. Pretty dresses. Dancing. Limos. High school. Coming of age.
Adora Svitak
As a professional, as a person, and as a player, I think he’s fantastic. It’s like he’s dancing the tango. I just love how he plays football so elegantly. To me, Andres is Don Andres.
Dani Alves
When I did ‘Dancing with the Stars’ I did lose an awful lot of weight and I think at the time everybody was sort of alarmed by it. You can eat anything and it is still dropping off you when you are doing that amount of exercise.
Katherine Jenkins
It’s nice if you love a liberated person, and you should, because they love you. They’re lovable. They’re children playing in a very, very unusual world filled with vortexes of dancing darkness and light.
Frederick Lenz
Here, like everywhere else, laughing and singing, dancing and dreaming are not exactly the whole of reality; and for one ray of sun shining on the hut, the rest of the village remains in the dark.
Simone Schwarz-Bart
A Nation’s character is typified by its dancers.
It’s a very different feeling just sitting around the side, playing piano, and dancing around as opposed to standing in front and singing.
Jonathan Meiburg
Music originally had a social function. You were in church, in a concert hall, a marching band; you were dancing. I’m concerned that music could be too separated from its roots and just become a pleasure-giving experience, like a drug.
Oliver Sacks
When you get to live your dream, with singing and dancing and acting and playing these wonderful stories, you really have already won, and you always have to remember that.
Renee Elise Goldsberry
The first show I ever did, singing and dancing, was Beauty and the Beast. I was playing Gaston. Gaston has red tights, knee high boots, and it’s very physical. I had headaches everyday for two months.
Hugh Jackman
I was always the one leading the way in terms of wanting to do acting, singing and dancing. I was lucky that my mother had a very well-adjusted perspective of the world and never pressured me to do anything I didn’t want to do.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
The history of all big jazz bands shows was, first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing.
Norman Granz
Creative expression, whether that means writing, dancing, bird-watching, or cooking, can give a person almost everything that he or she has been searching for: enlivenment, peace, meaning, and the incalculable wealth of time spent quietly in beauty.
Anne Lamott
It’s like being an athlete; you get into a certain shape where you really have the right wind, because it’s all to do with breath. Because singing and dancing at the same time is not easy!
Liza Minnelli
Master technique and then forget about it and be natural.
Anna Pavlova
Surfing is attitude dancing.
Gerry Lopez
Since being involved in ‘Strictly Come Dancing,’ my life has changed completely. I can’t walk down the street without women throwing themselves at me, I usually wouldn’t mind, but they are of a certain age. Hopefully, after this series, they will bring their daughters!
Anton du Beke
To rob the Negro of his reputation of thinking through a problem in his own fashion is about the same as trying to pretend that he doesn’t have a natural instinct for rhythm and for singing and dancing.
Jesse Helms
Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.
Martha Graham
You can’t fool television viewers with dancing girls and flashing lights
Bob Barker
The first memory I have was my sisters dancing to the radio when they played records by Benny Goodman and Harry James and of the sort. But the record that got me was a record by Derek Sampson, who was a young guy, called ‘Boogie Express,’ and it was boogie-woogie. Really, it was on fire, and that got me.
Jerry Leiber
Dancing in the dark. Does fortune wait or just the black hand of fate, It’ll take your God filled soul. Fill it with devils.
Bruce Springsteen
Dance has been transformed from an involuntary motor discharge, a ceremonial rite, into a work of art, conscious of, intended for, observation.
Jamake Highwater
People seem to think, because of the way that the media has appropriated third-wave feminism or young feminism, that all young feminists are about is like pole dancing and girls gone wild and how empowering it is. Like they’ll start calling anything feminist.
Jessica Valenti
Swing is so much more than a dance, it’s a way of life. The music gets stuck in your mind and the dance is in your heart and the whole scene is engraved on your soul. You can fly.
Nicholas Hope
To keep my back from getting stiff, I have a strict regime every morning of stretching and do yoga once a week and Pilates. ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2008 was great for my fitness.
Cherie Lunghi
If you want to dance on a bar top, some of us will fall off the bar top. Some people will die as a result of liberalising bar top dancing… a young girl with a short skirt dancing on it may attract some insults from some other men, the boyfriend will start fighting and some people will die.
Vivian Balakrishnan
You’ll never see me at the launch of the new PlayStation or some club. For me, the fun stuff is being able to get my mom tickets to ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – she loves Mario Lopez.
America Ferrera
Night falls over Machu Picchu to the sound of Abba’s ‘Dancing Queen’.
Michael Palin
Our parents made a lot of sacrifices because dancing is not the cheapest sport. The dresses are expensive, so my mum learned to sew, and she started a catering company to pay for the lessons and the travel abroad for competitions.
Motsi Mabuse
Given a choice between dancing pigs and security, users will pick dancing pigs every time.
Edward Felten
I have danced with the spider. I have cut a caper with the dancing mad god.
China Mieville
If my dancing is a disaster – it doesn’t define me as a person.
Jennifer Grey
Spring came late, but when it came it was hand-in-hand with summer, and almost at once everything was baking and warm, and in the villages the people danced every night on concrete dancing floors under the plane trees.
Nancy Mitford
Anne came dancing home in the purple winter twilight across the snowy places.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
I dont see why people are so snooty about Channel Five. It has some respectable documentaries about the Second World War. It also devotes considerable airtime to investigations into lap-dancing, and other related and vital subjects
Boris Johnson
A good education consists in knowing how to sing and dance well.
In this court the parties changed positions as nimbly as if dancing a quadrille.
Robert H. Jackson
I was in a competing company and have been dancing since I was four – ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop – so it’s a huge part of my life and my music.
I spend at least a couple hours a day in the studio, every day, whether I’m dancing or not.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Things are different in the fantasy world
Towels are different in the fantasy world
Shows are different in the fantasy world
Dancing’s different in the fantasy world
Unicorns No, they’re the same
Everything’s different in the fantasy world
Noel Fielding
When the jig is up, there is no need for additional dancing.
Earl Derr Biggers
When the music and dance create with accord…their magic captivates both the heart and the mind.
Jean-Georges Noverre
Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we’re 22.
Taylor Swift
Life is a continuity always and always. There is no final destination it is going towards. Just the pilgrimage, just the journey in itself is life, not reaching to some point, no goal – just dancing and being in pilgrimage, moving joyously, without bothering about any destination.
If theater is ritual, then dance is too… It’s as if the threads connecting us to the rest of the world were washed clean of preconceptions and fears. When you dance, you can enjoy the luxury of being you.
Paulo Coelho
I can remember dancing around living room with my two sisters to the music of Paganini and Mozart. I can still remember my dad combing the newspaper, circling all the free concerts in town, and on the weekends, we would go as a family.
Lindsey Stirling
I would love to learn how to dance. I can pick up choreography pretty well. But when you’re dancing with your friends, I can’t do that. I’m not a freestyler. It just doesn’t come naturally to me. Clapping is my go-to dance.
Olivia Holt
I do get one chance to dance [in GoF], I had to dance with Maggie Smith. That was the only dancing experience I had, which was actually quite enough really.
Rupert Grint
Modern dancing is old fashioned.
Samuel Goldwyn
You can’t dance cheerfully. Dancing is too important. It can be wild or solemn or gay or lewd or art for art’s sake, but it can’t be cheerful.
Rex Stout
If I could have said it, I shouldn’t have had to dance it.
Anna Pavlova
The new kind of dancing meant liberation not only from the rules of leading and following but from rules of any kind.
Gerald Jonas
I will definitely continue to do Bollywood because that is my thing and I can’t not do it – I have to do the singing and the dancing because it is so much fun. But I would like to explore my opportunities in the West, so we will have to wait and see.
Tena Desae
I couldn’t walk for almost three years. That was the greatest thing that happened. Instead of dancing, I sang.
Doris Day
Every savage can dance.
Jane Austen
Dancing is my passion. I started as a dancer.
Nigel Lythgoe
I get amazed, I can’t look at it but about 10 seconds, at these politicians dancing around this, dancing around this, I’m trying to find a correct name for it, this utter absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying men.
Jimmy Swaggart
I can not remember even thinking that I was deaf when I was dancing.
Stephanie Beacham
Then the other door opened. I wen’t rigid. If I had thought Reth’s was beautiful, it was nothing to this soul. It filled the night with light, dancing and rippling like the reflection on a pond. I hadn’t seen many souls, but I knew this one was special. I wanted it. I needed it.
Kiersten White
Dancers are the athletes of God.
Albert Einstein
The nobility danced for the sake of social grace, to exhibit their finery…peasants danced to make themselves happy, to escape the routine of their life, and to meet their future wives and husbands.
Jamake Highwater
It took a brave editor in the U.S. to sign a contract for Dancing Girls, and without her belief in the book, I’m not sure it would ever have found its way into print.
Louise Brown
When one bell is rung, by the sound of that one bell other bells will also vibrate. So it is with the dancing of the soul…it produces its reaction, and that again, will make other souls dance.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
Head held high and lips parted, she breathed in the music, sending it through her torso and arms and legs the way the Tai Chi teacher told us to breath the air, transforming it into energy, motion. Dancing is the body’s song, and Bess sang.
Lynne Sharon Schwartz
For you and I are past our dancing days.
William Shakespeare
The Dance, of all the arts, is the one that most influences the soul. Dancing is divine in its nature and is the gift of God.
When I feel the joy of receiving a gift my heart nudges me to join creation’s ballet, the airy dance of giving and receiving, and getting and giving again.
Lewis B. Smedes
We ought to live sacrificing, and singing, and dancing.
With dancing, you have to know spatial movement with somebody. It is steps. It’s literally steps and knowing how close to be or how far away. You have to have the beat in the right place with the camera.
Channing Tatum
So many different things make me come alive: performing for people, making people laugh, music and dancing or any kind of physical activity that gets me out of my head and into my body. I’m constantly inspired by my surroundings and people I see that are “killing it.”
Xosha Roquemore
Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.
Don Miguel Ruiz
Everywhere I go now, people are like, ‘That’s the guy from ‘Dancing With the Stars!’ It’s pretty good that you’re not just a football player but you’re in the entertainment world.
Donald Driver
A choral dance: an attempt to impose upon a chance gathering of a few dozen guests a communal feeling.
Curt Sachs
When all your stuff gets smashed, everybody gives you new stuff. And when you’ve been playing the same guitar since you were like 12, that’s a lot like dancing with somebody else’s wife.
Gary Allan
Sometimes I feel like tap-dancing, screeching, unscrewing light bulbs, pulling curtains, combing hair, doing knee bends, handstands and turning somersaults out there.
Ilie Nastase
When break dancing was out, I break danced. When rapping was the thing, I freestyled rap on the street and battled and all that kind of stuff.
Mekhi Phifer
It is quite right what they say: the three most beautiful sights in
the world are a ship in full sail, a galloping horse, and a woman
Honore de Balzac
Whenever I have had a sudden urge to quit dancing, I just remember that moment I had when I was young and remember that dancing is what I want to do.
Anna Pavlova
I started dancing when I was 3 in Toledo, Ohio, and started hip-hop dancing at the age of 7.
Alyson Stoner
I have walked into several pubs, and guys in there have said to me, ‘My God, you are the girl off the dancing horse.’ They have got no idea about dressage, and they said, ‘I can’t work out whether you make the horse do that or the horse does it itself – we just couldn’t tell – but it brought tears to our eyes.’
Charlotte Dujardin
I’m always singing and dancing and getting up in people’s faces.
Taye Diggs
Since this was a formal undead gathering, there would be food—all kinds—drinks, dancing, and festivities, while those in power pondered whether or not to slaughter half the people around them. In other words, like a high-school prom.
Jeaniene Frost
Light quirks of music, broken and uneven,Make the soul dance upon a jig to Heav’n.
Alexander Pope
Music isn’t just for professionals. We delegate all of our music and our dancing and our art to professionals. It’s silly. We should be doing our own dancing and drawing.
Linda Ronstadt
Mac Rebennack, better known as Dr. John, once told me that when a brass band plays at a small club back up in one of the neighborhoods, it’s as if the audience—dancing, singing to the refrains, laughing—is part of the band.
Tom Piazza
The song and dance didn’t stop us dying. It just stopped the fear of death swallowing us up while we were still alive.
Jackie French
I tried to interest my daughter in dancing, but she didn’t take to it. As a five-year-old, she got lost on the way to her first class. After that she didn’t go to dance class again.
Nita Ambani
I come from a dancing background, and I know it’s stereotypical, but I would dance because I wasn’t comfortable speaking to people.
Carrie Ann Inaba
Everyone’s got crazy fans! But honestly, the crazy fans are where it’s at, because they know all the lyrics to the songs that you’re singing, and they’re dancing and having a great time. You can really enjoy performing for them, even more than you can enjoy performing for someone that’s not crazy.
Ross Lynch
I love dancing, and I dance for my own happiness.
Sai Pallavi
I remember the first time I felt that I was sharing the stage with someone spectacular was dancing with Beyonce. It was the dancers, the band, Beyonce and me in front of thousands of people. That was sick. It was pretty amazing that I got to travel the world with someone like her.
Harry Shum, Jr.
I have always had an ambition to do ‘Dancing with the Stars.
Lou Ferrigno
Tommy grabs my waist and swings me around in a circle. I drag my feet because i am opposed to people touching me when I’m not expecting it. Also because it will take more than dancing to cheer me up.
Maggie Stiefvater
Honestly, my favorite kind of dancing is just lettin’ loose. There’s something great about the carefree flinging of your body to great music. It can be so joyous.
Alison Brie
I feel it’s my duty, my job, now to allow people to hear the dance to different genres of music, to ensure audiences have the chance to listen to tap dancing up against all these other styles.
Savion Glover
I miss my dancing.
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
All those years of skating and dancing have carried over. I can’t design anything without thinking of how a woman’s body will look and move when she’s wearing it.
Vera Wang
I hate working out, but I love jumping rope. Theres a rhythm. It’s like dancing.
Katy Perry
Dancing is a tough career, but I’m glad I spent it at the Royal Ballet.
Deborah Bull
There’s a lot of dancing in football. You can see Victor Cruz doing a little bit of a cha-cha or samba move in the end zone. You can see Terrell Owens getting his popcorn ready. You can see Ochocinco doing the riverdance. But not so much when it comes to ballroom.
Emmitt Smith
I have lived so long because in those moments when I am dancing, I am beyond time and space.
Ruth St. Denis
I feel like I get a tweet every other day: ‘Can Thomas Rhett’s dancing get any more awkward?’ Which is hilarious to me. But I like to move, what can I say?
Thomas Rhett
It’s a treat to beat your feet on the Mississippi mud.
James Kavanaugh
Except for the point, the still point, There would be no dance, and there is only the dance
T. S. Eliot
Rhythm is born in all of us. To be a desirable dancing partner, you don’t have to do all the intricate fancy steps that happen to be in vogue. All you have to do is be a good average dancer, and anybody who spends the time and effort can accomplish this.
Ginger Rogers
After I stopped dancing, I was unable to listen to beautiful music.
Suzanne Farrell
Freedom to a dancer means discipline. That is what technique is for — liberation.
Martha Graham
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
I think it would be stupid for us to try and tell people who are dancing in a discotheque about the problems of the world. That is the very thing they have come away to avoid.
Giorgio Moroder
My audiences who love me don’t mind me dancing with two left feet.
Sunny Deol
I treat him [Donald Trump] as an entertainer. I laugh it off. It’s like going to the circus and seeing the acrobats and the dancing bears. He’s willing to say things that are patently false.
Ted Cruz
When I was younger, acting, singing, and dancing was what it was all about.
Suki Waterhouse
I’m still tap dancing. I’m still going.
Terence Stamp
Dancing was my sport when I was younger. So I chose that over everything. And then, I just had to keep going because it became a competitive thing. But I’m not trying to impress anyone anymore. Dancing is more like my art, now.
Heather Morris
Girls love guys who dance, and I’m definitely going to be the first one on the dance floor. Usually, you just see guys sitting around, but I definitely don’t hold back when it comes to dancing.
Jacob Artist
Creativity has nothing to do with any activity in particular – with painting, poetry, dancing, singing. It has nothing to do with anything in particular.
A boxing match is hard because boxing isn’t set for you to do good. You have to force your will upon someone, but dancing you don’t have to force your will. It should be a lot easier because if I make a mistake I don’t get hit.
Evander Holyfield
Going to dancing school, or being in a play, is a very familial feeling. You’re around friends.
Teri Garr
We didn’t have any real proper school. We did not have a place to go to learn to dance and the joy of dancing.
Debbie Reynolds
Something about the goat dancing made me want to cry.
Susanna Kaysen
Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays.
George Balanchine
Dancing has been in us, in people, since the Neanderthal age. There’s something about moving, something about interpreting yourself to the music, that’s attractive, that’s interesting, that’s intriguing, and everyone wishes they could do that.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy
We can all relate at some level to being fascinated by looking at ourselves. You see it every time little kids walk into a store with surveillance and start dancing and waving at themselves.
Mark Rober
Pole dancing really isn’t as easy as it looks.
Carmen Electra
Death had ruled my life till I met Lady Dance. Her dance had set me free.
Jackie French
All I have to say is basically if performing, singing, acting ,and dancing is what you want to do, then you just have to do it – no matter where it is.
Ariana Grande
Dancing is a spiritual exercise in a physical form.
Merce Cunningham
I love adventure. When I’m not working or on the road, you can find me in my favorite spots around the Mission neighborhood of S.F., kitesurfing in the Bay or dancing.
Leila Janah
So many people think that practicing an art is a good way to make a living. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. I’m talking about singing in the shower, I’m talking about dancing to the radio, I’m talking about writing a poem to a friend.
Kurt Vonnegut
You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt
William Watson Purkey
I’ve aways been good at picking up certain things, like sports and dancing.
Channing Tatum
I just dig dancing.
Marc Bolan
We can choose to be like the Mormon pioneers, who maintained a spirit of gratitude during their slow and painful trek toward the Great Salt Lake, even singing and dancing and glorying in the goodness of God.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I would have to challenge the term, modern dance. I don’t really use that term in relation to my work. I simply think of it as dancing. I think of it as moving.
Twyla Tharp
I saw the dance as a vision of ineffable power. A man could, with dignity and a towering majesty, dance. Not mince, cavort, do “fancy dancing” or “showoff” steps. No: Dance as Michelangelo’s visions dance and as the music of Bach dances.
Jose Limon
There is a sight all hearts beguiling–
A youthful mother to her infant smiling,
Who with spread arms and dancing feet,
A cooing voice, returns its answer sweet.
Joanna Baillie
No no, we ALL teach each other, whether it’s dancing, whether it’s singing, whether it’s talking, we all listen to each other. That’s progress.
Ninette de Valois
Dancing’s not work. You can’t call it work. A day I don’t dance is a day I don’t live.
Wendy Buonaventura
I just feel so sexy when I’m salsa dancing and wearing the salsa clothes. I love dancing, and the salsa is just so sexy.
Alexa Vega
The moment I stopped spending so much time chasing the big pleasure of life. I began to enjoy the little ones, like watching the stars dancing in moonlit sky or soaking in the sunbeams of a glorious summer morning.
Robin Sharma
Football is an art, like dancing is an art – but only when it’s well done does it become an art.
Arsene Wenger
You can raise welts like nobody else, as we dance to the Masochism Tango.
Tom Lehrer
All I have to say is basically if performing, singing, acting, and dancing is what you want to do, then you just have to do it – no matter where it is.
Ariana Grande
We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Here sat Marilla Cuthbert, when she sat at all, slightly distrustful of sunshine, which seemed to her too dancing and irresponsible a thing for a world which was meant to be taken seriously.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
I know I can’t dance. I am the worst dancer. I have no rhythm. I just do step-and-snap. I love it in the privacy of my own home and every once in a while at a club. But singing and dancing are my two greatest fears.
Hope Solo
I love movies, and theater, and kayaking, reading, biking, walking – oh, and dancing. I love to dance!
Judy Blume
What I remember most about junior homecoming was my date getting sick afterwards. That kinda sucked. Then, senior year, someone got gum in her hair when we were dancing. She had to get one of the chaperones to take her to the office and cut up her hair. I felt really bad for her, but it worked out fine.
James Lafferty
I liked Michael Jackson and used to practice his steps. I enjoy dancing!
I was a professional fighter for a while, and I trained in martial arts for seven years, so I think that kind of helped form a base for me as far as dancing.
Ryan Guzman
I didn’t have good grades until I started dancing, because I didn’t try – I didn’t see the point. Once I realized why I wanted to go to college, I started to study and do well. I knew I had to have a certain GPA to get in.
Kyle Abraham
The human animal dances wildest on the edge of the grave.
Rita Mae Brown
It was always acting, singing and dancing that I loved.
Linda Lavin
It is not easy to free
myth from reality
or rear this fellow up
to lutch, lurch with them
in the tranced dancing of men.
Earle Birney
Sexy as she wanna be and she dancing next so close to me. I said please excuse, you steppin on expensive shoes.
We’re dancing from here, from inside, not from outside. You could look at anybody throwing their leg and kick their leg up and a million pirouettes and do all kinds of tricks and stuff like that. But that’s not what dance is really about.
Judith Jamison
Singing and dancing will never grow old for me – I’d like to do that until I’m… actually, I think I’d like to drop dead onstage. I think that’d be just great.
Blythe Danner
What young men nowadays don’t realise is that ballroom dancing can be such a source of enjoyment.
Brian Clough
Well, I was going to school in Germany. And in my free time I was dancing.
Heidi Klum
The dance community suddenly came alive with programs like ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and ‘Dancing With The Stars.’
Nigel Lythgoe
They danced by the light of the moon.
Edward Lear
Dancing is so much fun.
Laurie Hernandez
Dancing is like ditchdigging, it’s so strenuous. A laborer doesn’t work any harder.
Cyd Charisse
I’m a pretty decent tap dancer. I enjoy all types of dancing, actually.
Chris Evans
Words will never fully capture what is alive in our hearts.It would be a shame, though, if we denied our bears their dancing.
Dinty W. Moore
The teacher doesn’t teach, not really. The teacher offers stimulation and ways in which the person can educate himself or herself. At best the teacher wakes up that person and makes a person hungry.
Murray Louis
To many a youth and many a maid, dancing in the chequer’d shade.
John Milton
Senator [George] Mitchell is a man of many talents and he’s swift on his feet, but one would not think of him as ‘dancing with the stars.’ And we had this great rock ‘n’ roll fund raiser.
Barbara Mikulski
The reason that you dance and sing is to make the audience feel like they’re dancing and singing. As long as you’re having fun with it and giving it 100 percent, they’re gonna feel that.
Heath Ledger
It would be easy for someone to think growing up in a small town would be like ‘Footloose’ or something, that it would be, ‘No dancing allowed!’ all the time, but it was quite the opposite. People always got excited for me and my successes and supported me even though I was a little weirdo goofball.
Paul Rust
If I were born in other generation, I would be a singer rapper, dancing is also…I was famous as a good dancer. My dancing skill was just hided by other members better skill.
All well bred men should have mastered the art of singing and dancing.
This is no time to be precious about locating the exact individuals directly involved in this particular terrorist attack…. We know who the homicidal maniacs are. They are the ones cheering and dancing right now. We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.
Ann Coulter
When I was a teeny little girl, I was in dancing school, and I sang. We had to put a dance to a song, so I went to the 10-cent store one day and looked at all the sheet music. It was all laid out, and I picked ‘Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries.’
Doris Day
Dancing is really a way of working out and it can actually be fun. In dancing there might be a certain dance move that requires you to do a squat. Certain dance moves will require you to move your core. That’s what people don’t understand.
If I can not dance, I shall die!
Anna Pavlova
Dancers are a great breed of people. And they really want to dance so you don’t have to beg them to work. However, dancers sometimes build walls around themselves because they are presenting themselves all the time: dancing is very much a confession.
Suzanne Farrell
Art and religion, carnivals and saturnalia, dancing and listening to oratory – all these have served, in H. G. Wells’s phrase, as Doors in the Wall.
Aldous Huxley
Writing is a performance, like singing an aria or dancing a jig
Stephen Greenblatt
I love dancing.
Juan Pablo Galavis
Dancing’s not always stressful, but I always make sure that I’m prepared as I can be, both physically, mentally, and practically.
Deborah Bull
I tell people ‘America’s Got Talent’ is the best summer job you could have – you get to watch people strive for their dreams all summer long. So when you see me rooting for these people or dancing on the side of the stage, that’s what I’d be doing if I was watching this show at home!
Nick Cannon
I loved fencing and dancing and elocution.
Vivien Leigh
The most essential thing in dance discipline is devotion, the steadfast and willing devotion to the labor that makes the classwork not a gymnastic hour and a half, or at the lowest level, a daily drudgery, but a devotion that allows the classroom discipline to become moments of dancing too.
Merce Cunningham
I’ve had a few arguments with people, but I never carry a grudge. You know why? While you’re carrying a grudge, they’re out dancing.
Buddy Hackett
Oh yeah, dancing’s part of my soul. I enjoy it, it makes people happy, and it makes me happy.
John Travolta
I can move around the floor, but I don’t know if I’d call that dancing!
Kyle MacLachlan
If you put your foot in it, be sure it’s your best foot.
Mae West
In my house every Sunday, everybody was cleaning the house. There was always music, and everybody was dancing, sometimes naked, around the house. Not hippie, but very free.
Penelope Cruz
You can’t get more glamorous than you are on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
Kendra Wilkinson
The first and perhaps the most important requirement for a successful writing performance – and writing is a performance, like singing an aria or dancing a jig – is to understand the nature of the occasion.
Stephen Greenblatt
Probably the biggest temptation that young writers face is to be entertaining, to show your bag of tricks and do a bit of tap dancing. I read a lot of things, and I keep seeing this brocade of voice where someone is trying to be too pally with you or ingratiating on the page.
Teju Cole
I think that in all my dancing I play a role,’ she told The Times that year. ‘To me, that’s what dancing is about. It’s not just steps.
Cyd Charisse
From when I can remember, I wanted to be an actress. I am a die hard fan of dancing and would take my dad’s clothes and my mom’s clothes and dance in front of the mirror. I loved my dad’s clothes, as they had a lot of glitter in them.
Shraddha Kapoor
Once you’re on stage you can’t go back, even when things go wrong people expect you to stay there and entertain them. When all else fails, you’ve got to try tap dancing.
Angus Young
I like a guy who uses his hips when he’s dancing.
Tara Reid
I always was drawn to the performing arts. I started dancing when I was two. I sang, loved to act, and loved going to visit my mom on-set. But she wanted me to have a normal childhood, so I wasn’t really allowed to pursue acting till I got older.
Rainey Qualley
I began to fear that the Graham work was not in lots of ways sufficient for me. I suppose it came about from looking at other dancing and being involved with the ballet – something about the air and the way she thought about dancing.
Merce Cunningham
When I was 12 years old, someone took me to see Martha Graham. It was nothing like what I thought of as serious dancing and even then I knew I was having a great experience. It was as if somebody was moving through space like no one ever did before.
Leslie Fiedler
Dancing is a sweat job.
Fred Astaire
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
Havelock Ellis
Dancing?’ Annabeth asked. Thalia nodded. She cocked her ear to the music and made a face. ‘Ugh. Who chose Jesse McCartney?’ Grover looked hurt. ‘I did.
Rick Riordan
We’re in a crisis. We’re in a crisis like I don’t think America has ever known in my lifetime. But we have to keep joy in our lives, love in our lives, poetry in our lives, dancing in our lives.
Eve Ensler
Hence it is from the representation of things spoken by means of posture and gesture that the whole of the art of dance has been elaborated.
I do everything the man does, only backwards and in high heels!
Ginger Rogers
I was in the ensemble and also covered the parts of Dee Dee and Mary!! I had a fantastic time doing this show especially when we performed in places like Cardiff and Glasgow where the audiences were just so enthusiastic, joining in with all the songs and up on their feet dancing at the end!!
Francesca Jackson
I want to do with skates what Fred Astaire is doing with dancing.
Sonja Henie
I have performed for thousands when they found me exotic, the vogue, daring, but I have danced, at any given time, for about ten people… They were the ones that left the theater forever different from the way they were when they came in. All of my long, long life, I have danced for those ten.
Ruth St. Denis
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently
I think one of the most difficult challenges in show business is the challenge of longevity and to constantly realize and reveal what’s already been there – like doing stage and singing and dancing in New York. I haven’t been that far out of my comfort zone in a while.
Blair Underwood
I started formal piano training when I was 4. From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons of every sort and description, and painting lessons. I had German. And shorthand.
Twyla Tharp
Come up and see me sometime.
Mae West
I took ballet dancing forever, and there was a natural transition into acting.
Judy Greer
We are content in the ‘given’ in sensation’s quest. We have been metamorphosised from a mad body dancing on hillsides to a pair of eyes staring in the dark.
Jim Morrison
I’ve been invited to do ‘Dancing With the Stars’ three times, but Lifetime said no.
Abby Lee Miller
It’s all about progression, not getting stuck and about having aspirations, which can lead you to do more and not just be satisfied. I was always that way about my dancing, and that’s how I am about whatever it is I tend to pursue.
Damian Woetzel
People just try to put you in a box and I don’t see myself in any particular box. I’m making my own box. There’s no way I would be able to make the music I’m making without dancing.
Jillian Hervey
David Lee Roth had the idea that if you covered a successful song, you were half way home. C’mon – Van Halen doing ‘Dancing in the Streets’? It was stupid. I started feeling like I would rather bomb playing my own songs than be successful playing someone else’s music.
Eddie Van Halen
I work in between the cracks, where the voice starts dancing, where the body starts singing, where theater becomes cinema.
Meredith Monk
Dancing was a big part of my life, but I would never consider myself a dancer. I adore singing, and music has always been a huge part of my life, but I also enjoy acting.
Vanessa Hudgens
First comes the sweat. Then comes the beauty if you’re very lucky and have said your prayers.
George Balanchine
I wanted to be an artist, even at the age of 15, and people used to laugh at me. It was the late ’90s, the time of pop stars and navel-dancing, where you were showing your midriff. I wanted to be a real singer.
This is the story of the curse and the kiss, the demon and the girl. It’s a love story with dancing and death in it, and singing and souls and shadows reeled out on kite strings.
Laini Taylor
I love dancing, actually. My mother taught children’s dance, ballet, tap, jazz…I’m very flexible.
Michael Angarano
Lightness of movement is the cardinal demand one has to make on a dancer.
Frank Thiess
Get into the habit of singing a tune. It will give you new life and fill you with joy. Get into the habit of dancing. It will displace depression and dispel hardship.
Nachman of Breslov
So, I’m on Sesame Street, walking around with all these monsters, Elmo and his buddies, a whole bunch of chickens, a whole bunch of penguins and a number four dancing about. It was just pure joy, simple, ridiculous fun, stupid joy. There’s no irony. Sesame Street is just a crazy great place to be.
No, I chose the name Jane Seymour because I was doing my first film, ‘Ode to Lovely War,’ and one of the top agents in England spotted me dancing in the chorus. I was a singer and dancer in that movie with Maggie Smith, um, and he told me he couldn’t sell me as Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg.
Jane Seymour
‘Dancing with The Stars’ is like learning a new sport with lots of bumps and bruises.
Romeo Miller
The Way of the warrior does not include other ways, such as Confucianism, Buddhism, certain traditions, artistic accomplishments, and dancing. But even though these are not part of the Way, if you know the Way broadly, you will see it in everything.
Miyamoto Musashi
Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.
Dave Barry
He went to the hospital with bleeding kidney and me,I went dancing with my life
George Chuvalo
Without dancing you can never attain a perfectly graceful carriage, which is of the highest importance in life.
Benjamin Disraeli
I was a martial artist. So, for me to be able to do all of the fights is a blast. It’s so fun. It’s like dancing, but more bad-ass. I really enjoy doing it.
Caity Lotz
It is very, very hard to do that ballroom dancing and I am going to be nowhere near it. Now if you have a hot dog eating contest, call me.
Daymond John
I realized that a dancer’s life is very short and I had so much of a creative energy in me that I needed outlets to do other things so that’s when I started acting more and it all kind of blended together. When you’re on stage you’re acting and you’re dancing, it started blended together now.
Vanessa Bell Calloway
I felt the naivete of a child in my dancing. I cherished that feeling. I had what I call a knowledgeable naivete, and it worked for me.
Judith Jamison
Aerobic dancing is already adjusting to injury problems and will probably phase out to some extent.
Kenneth H. Cooper
Wiggle like a stick, wobble like a duck, that’s what you do when you do the Hucklebuck.
Chubby Checker
There’s no stopping same-sex dancing couples. I don’t understand how people being happy can affect others so much – just let them be.
Motsi Mabuse
I love dancing; my kids love to dance. I think it’s just another way for children to learn they can be themselves.
Josie Bissett
The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it’s considered to be your style.
Fred Astaire
My art is just an effort to express the truth of my being in gesture and movement. It has taken me long years to find even one absolutely true movement.
Isadora Duncan
I was bringing the whole music, hip-hop, art, break dancing and urban cultural thing to the downtown table.
Fab Five Freddy
A physician who treated mental cases says that he based his diagnosis on the way his patients moved: “The body never lies” was his maxim.
Gerald Jonas
Dancers work and live from the inside. They drive themselves constantly producing a glow that lights not only themselves but audience after audience.
Murray Louis
I frequently go to the ballet, but I don’t miss it in the sense that I wish I were still dancing.
Damian Woetzel
I would love to direct a play. But I think when people look at me they see music and dancing and singing.
Susan Stroman
But in reality we are accompanied by the whole dancing universe.
Ruth St. Denis
If I had to choose, it would be dancing. Dancing is my first passion and it’s gotten me where I am today.
Sabrina Bryan
I will do Dancing with the Stars when my career dips.
Pauly D
Dancing is so great because there are all the little details, and the little movements, and the little muscles that are working without you even realizing.
Julianne Hough
In dancing with the enemy one follows his steps even if counting under one’s breath.
Breyten Breytenbach
I’m lucky to come from a very musical family. If you put a record on and turn the volume up, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll have a lot of people dancing very quickly.
Imelda May
The Earth never ceases to spin. All life is dancing : The trees, the wind, the sea. Keep dancing for the rest of your life.
Daisaku Ikeda
I’ve been dancing all my life, but I never did it seriously.
Bella Thorne
Sometimes you dance with a partner, and sometimes you dance alone. But the important thing is to keep dancing.
Jack Canfield
I’m gonna keep singing and dancing as long as I can.
Dick Van Dyke
Both my brother and I have only had dance experience with ballroom dancing.
Valentin Chmerkovskiy
A real flame of love is a subtle thing. It burns as a will-o’-the-wisp, dancing onward to fairy lands of delight. It roars as a furnace. Too often jealousy is the quality upon which it feeds.
Theodore Dreiser
But O, sick children of the world,
Of all the many changing things
In dreary dancing past us whirled,
To the cracked tune that Chronos sings,
Words alone are certain good.
William Butler Yeats
Forget the dancer, the center of the ego. Become the dance. Then the dancer disappears and only the dance remains. Then the dancer is the dance. There is no dancer separate from dance, no dance separate from the dancer.
Shakespeare is rhythmic; he is musical in the sense that he likes poetry, and he’s musical because he constantly refers to settings where there’s singing and dancing.
Kenneth Branagh
I was out dancing with one actress or another. And that got press. Even when it didn’t, the whole town knew I was a dancing fool, and since I couldn’t very well dance with a man, they saw me dancing with a lady, and they assumed the rest.
Cesar Romero
And the dancing has begun now, And the Dancings whirl round gaily In the waltz’s giddy mazes, And the ground beneath them trembles.
Heinrich Heine
My small experience on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ allowed me to slowly appreciate the Waltz and Viennese Waltz, but to see it in Vienna is something much different.
Apolo Ohno
I love clubbing – the abandon of it, the release of dancing, and being with my friends and the people I love. For me, it’s never been about going out to meet guys or to show off my latest dress – it’s the music.
Katy B
I love seeing people smiling, dancing. There’s enough sadness in the world, man.
Anderson East
I feel that contemporary music, with very few exceptions, is missing the voice. You see an award show, you see a hundred extras on set dancing and special effects, and you don’t see that solo voice that was the trademark of Adele. It’s no accident that it was her album that ended up selling 27 million copies worldwide.
Clive Davis
I was a clubber in the Nineties. I went dancing every week.
Grant Morrison
I purposely didn’t change the pronouns in ‘Dancing On My Own’ so that it was from a gay man’s perspective.
Calum Scott
I was once dancing with a woman who told me she had a yeast infection so I told her to bake me some bread.
George Carlin
Is he dancing or having a seizure?
Jerry Lawler
Acting is not acting. It isn’t putting on a face and dancing around in a mask. It’s believing that you are that character and playing him as if it were a normal day in the life of that character.
Haley Joel Osment
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
I’m learning what I gotta do to get people hyped up. It doesn’t matter even if they’re not dancing, as long as they’re bobbing their head and as long as it looks like a mosh pit down there.
Kevin Federline
Dancing is a beautiful thing.
J. R. Martinez
Can dancing change your life? Yes. It’s changed mine. What I’ve learned is, it’s not about how good you are technically. It’s about your soul coming through. It’s about having fun.
Lisa Rinna
She stepped out from among their shifting confusion of lovely lights and shadows. A circle of grass, smooth as a lawn, met her eyes, with dark trees dancing all around it. And then –Oh Joy! For he was there: the huge Lion, shining white in the moonlight, with his huge black shadow underneath him.
C. S. Lewis
They may not know what I’m doing, but they know I’m doing something!
Bob Fosse
We live in a dancing matrix of viruses; they dart, rather like bees, from organism to organism, from plant to insect to mammal to me and back again, and into the sea, tugging along pieces of this genome, strings of genes from that, transplanting grafts of DNA, passing around heredity as though at a great party.
Lewis Thomas
Winds of May, that dance on the sea,
Dancing a ring-around in glee
From furrow to furrow, while overhead
The foam flies up to be garlanded,
In silvery arches spanning the air,
Saw you my true love anywhere?
Welladay! Welladay!
For the winds of May!
Love is unhappy when love is away!
James Joyce
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
Hal Borland
The last time I had PMS a roast chicken popped out of the oven and danced the Macarena.Krebs had walked in just as the chicken started dancing. By then he was pretty much used to anything and only asked if the chicken shouldn’t be doing the Chicken Dance instead.
Linda Wisdom
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
William James
I saw this girl dancing, and I moved closer to her because I liked the way she looked, haughty and sexy but not in a slutty way, and when I got closer to her, I realized she was me and I was looking at my reflection in the mirror. I looked like the kind of girl I’d always wanted to befriend.
Rebecca Godfrey
I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom.
Bob Hope
I hate Bollywood. The movies are all garbage, just terrible. It’s my opinion; obviously, there are billions who like and love them. I don’t like all the singing, dancing and all the dramatic crying. I have never seen a Bollywood film in my life.
Russell Peters
Poetry is halfway between prose and music: it is sometimes like an intimate conversation, in words and phrases which need not be fully uttered, and sometimes like dancing and wordless music.
Gilbert Highet
The Dancing Girls of Lahore was offered to dozens of British publishers and was turned down by everyone. It is still on offer in the U.K., but I’m not confident there will be any takers.
Louise Brown
Alike and ever alike, we are on all continents in the need of love, food, clothing, work, speech, worship, sleep, games, dancing, fun. From tropics to arctics humanity live with these needs so alike, so inexorably alike.
Carl Sandburg
‘You think we’re dancing?’ ‘That’s all we’ve ever done.’
Joss Whedon
I don’t try to dance better than anybody but myself.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
My grandfather gave me my first guitar, an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it.
Dan Fogelberg
Pamela Anderson is a great dancer considering she can’t see her feet.
David Letterman
I was a ballerina. I had to quit after I injured a groin muscle. It wasn’t mine.
Rita Rudner
It’s just life, so keep dancing through.
Stephen Schwartz
Vinyl is democratic, as surely as the iPod is fascist. Vinyl is representational: It has a face. Two faces, in fact, to represent the dualism of human nature. Vinyl occupies physical space honestly, proud as a fat woman dancing.
Adam Mansbach
Tonight I feel like all of creation is asking us to dance.
Kathy Mattea
Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.
Matt Groening
I came out of the womb dancing.
Rutina Wesley
I’m a huge Dirty Dancing fan. I feel like I should be reading [William] Shakespeare, but I’m watching Baby not be in a corner.
Ava DuVernay
Once I know a song really well, I can then have fun dancing.
Lindsey Stirling
I looked over and Jim Morrison was dancing the jitterbug with my grandmother on the coffee table.
Taylor Negron
When people say you’re doing something radical in rock or dance music, I’m not sure how special that is. What we do is so old-fashioned. It’s like trying to do something innovative in tap-dancing.
Jonny Greenwood
Pretend you are dancing or singing a picture. A worker or painter should enjoy his work, else the observer will not enjoy it.
Robert Henri
Dancing allows me to go away and not have to think of what I’m doing next.
Selena Gomez
I’m not particularly into the formal, political side of faith, although I am spiritual and I do have a faith. But ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is my religion.
Miranda Hart
Paparazzi will sit outside my house to see where I’m going, and when they see it’s the studio, they’ll be like, “This is boring,” and drive off. But you’d never catch me dancing on tables in public. I have no desire to be known for my personal life.
America Ferrera
My brain knows how to learn musical theater dancing, but learning hip-hop? It was so hard for my body to understand how to move in that way.
Helene Yorke
anyone lived in a pretty how town
(with up so floating many bells down)
spring summer autumn winter
he sang his didn’t he danced his did.
e. e. cummings
When I was younger, acting, singing and dancing was what it was all about. That’s really what kept me in school because I was really naughty otherwise.
Suki Waterhouse
We ought to dance with rapture that we should be alive and in the flesh, and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.
D. H. Lawrence
But it is never over;
nothing ends until we want it to.
Look, in shattered midnights,
On black ice under silver trees,
We are still dancing, dancing.
Gwendolyn MacEwen
Tap dancing all started with the old clog waltz.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
I was a little bit wary of playing Nicholas. In the script, which I think is true of the novel and the film, he’s the only character not singing and dancing in a musical style. Playing someone who is the personification of good is a little difficult.
Charlie Hunnam
I’ve been performing since I came out of the womb. I’ve been dancing and singing since I was a toddler. Acting seemed like a natural progression from that.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Do you know that people fall in love in war and go to school and go to factories and hospitals and get divorced and go dancing and go playing and live life?
Zainab Salbi
I should’ve died a hundred thousand times,Teetering stoned off the side of a building.Nobody loved me and nobody even triedYou can’t hang on to something that won’t stop moving.Singing and dancing to them nighttime songs.
Ryan Adams
Baptists never make love standing up. They’re afraid someone might see them and think they’re dancing.
Lewis Grizzard
I’d never seen anything like it. First a trial, then a few murders, then dancing. Life goes on. Or, in this case, death continues.
Charlaine Harris
My baby she’ll take a chance, my baby got a brand new dance, Wango Tango, Wango Tango.
Ted Nugent
I’m a child of the ’80s, so like everyone else, I love all those classic, formative movies – ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,’ ‘Pretty in Pink,’ ‘Sixteen Candles,’ ‘Dirty Dancing,’ etc., with ‘St. Elmo’s Fire’ and ‘The Breakfast Club’ existing on a separate, slightly higher plane.
Lauren Weisberger
I did dancing and singing when I was little, and then when I was 12 years old my friends were taking speech and drama at school. They were private lessons, and I started doing that. Over the years everyone else dropped out and I just kept going. I loved it.
Bella Heathcote
One minute you could be getting a smoke in the alley on the Lower East Side with your friends, having drinks and dancing on tables in a popular nightclub. And the next minute, you could be dead.
Melissa de la Cruz
I had daydreamed through many performances of Swan Lake, thinking the dancing tutus only ever conveyed one aspect of swans: their beauty gliding on water. I wondered what it would be like to use male dancers and bring out swans’ aggressive, muscular side.
Matthew Bourne
Dancing – however you do it, even if it’s in your living room – is a great workout.
I don’t see myself going back to ‘Strictly’ as a professional in the same capacity as I started. But I’ll definitely keep dancing.
A. J. Pritchard
From the calm morning, the end will come when of the dancing horse the number of circles will be nine.
It’s better to dance than to march through life.
Yoko Ono
In this crazy world, there’s an enormous distinction between good times and bad, between sorrow and joy. But in the eyes of God, they’re never separated. Where there is pain, there is healing. Where there is mourning, there is dancing. Where there is poverty, there is the kingdom.
Henri Nouwen
I’ve been playing golf as long as I’ve been dancing, since I was 13 or 14.
Anton du Beke
I’ve grown out of dancing in my car – is it sad? Or I’ve just become a better driver!
Jim Parsons
All dancing is now is standing in place and letting the devil of the music enter you.
John Updike
Dance, which displays the body in public, is one of the channels of communication used to pass along important social skills from one generation to the next.
Gerald Jonas
The purpose of dancing isn’t to end up at a particular spot on the floor. The purpose of dancing – and of life – is to enjoy every moment and every step, regardless of where you are when the music ends.
Wayne Dyer
I have a background in erotic dancing, but that’s mostly just – it’s not professional, it’s just amateur.
Matt McGorry
Dancing is like – it’s another way of communicating, no?
Mauricio Macri
Also, it’s good to have more than one profession, in case your own profession goes out of style. A Wall Street trader who’s also a belly dancer will do a lot better than a trader who winds up driving a taxi.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I do believe that when dancing is right, the movement possesses a logic common to us all.
Twyla Tharp
They did the Monster Mash, it was a grave yard smash.
Bobby Pickett
Football isn’t a contact sport; it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.
Vince Lombardi
I was watching MTV and there were girls dancing in suspended cages. That would be an ambivalent situation: “I’m trapped! …but enjoying the music”.
Demetri Martin
If we get our information from the biblical material there is no doubt that the Christian life is a dancing, leaping, daring life.
Eugene H. Peterson
Players, Sir! I look on them as no better than creatures set upon tables and joint stools to make faces and produce laughter, like dancing dogs.
Samuel Johnson
I just remember Stella Tenant and me dancing in Donatella Versaces bathtub until like four in the morning. It was one of those pinch me moments.
Carolyn Murphy
Dance in this century has remained primarily a personal ritual operating, like most avant-garde art, as an idiosyncratic form rather than a tribal expression of religious powers or a corporate expression of societal values.
Jamake Highwater
There’s this certain caliber of dancing I was striving for when I was younger, and it’s very hard for me to go back and just do it for fun. But I take all other kinds of classes: I take jazz classes, modern classes, and I love doing that instead of going to the gym. The gym is not very much fun.
Summer Glau
Every Friday we’d do a final practice ‘walk-through’ for the game, and I just remember we were always out on the field dancing and singing together.
William Perry
And, of course, they’ve always condemned dancing. You know, you might touch a member of the opposite sex. And you might get excited and you might do something natural.
Frank McCourt
To watch people dancing is the most entertaining thing on the planet and, as they take in more alcohol, the better it gets!
Motsi Mabuse
I never thought that I’d be dancing with Shia LaBeouf. When I heard he was going to be my partner, I was like, ‘Does he even dance?’ He doesn’t, really, but he’s such a sweet person.
Maddie Ziegler
I did a few DJ gigs at empty clubs, sort of as a warm-up set before Flume was a thing. I did one when I got big enough, and I had five friends come down, and they were the only ones dancing. That was one of my earliest ones. I was super nervous.
Acting is my number one, but dancing will always be a part of who I am and in my heart. I love doing stunts when they are a part of my acting.
Caity Lotz
I was first introduced to dancing through the TV: I remember watching ballet, jazz and ballroom dancing when I was very little. But I felt no connection with it whatsoever: it was just like watching a Tom and Jerry cartoon.
Savion Glover
Dance when you’re perfectly free.
Dance in the most perishable of the arts. Ballets are forgotten, ballerinas retire, choreographers die–and what remains of that glorious production which so excited us a decade ago, a year ago, or even last night?
Jack Anderson
If I see somebody dancing really well, it can make me want to dance. Or it could be the music. But perhaps the thing I miss the most is that when you’re dancing, everyday concerns vanish. It’s a unique world.
Damian Woetzel
The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.
Francis Pharcellus Church
I was nervous about doing ‘Scottsboro Boys’ because I’m not a trained dancer, and there is a lot of very athletic dancing involved.
Colman Domingo
Dancing – that’s really what I do at parties. I dance and I hang out with friends. That’s my partying.
Rebecca Black
Find fitness with fun dancing. It is fun and makes you forget about the dreaded exercise.
Paula Abdul
I actually hated dancing. My mum used to have to bribe me to go by buying me things. A year before I stopped going, I was going to go for an audition with the Royal Ballet. It turned out I was a year too young. Because I was tall, they thought I was older. But before I had the chance to go back, I quit.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson
With dancing, so much is about sexuality and sensuality and without life experience it becomes much more of a performance, rather than a living, breathing entity from the soul.
Nigel Lythgoe
If I were trying to avoid embarrassment, I wouldn’t have stumbled my way through ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
Penn Jillette
My brother became so enamored with that film [West Side Story], that he started taking tap-dancing lessons, and I followed him and started tap dancing, and my mother and father started tap dancing – I was in a class with my family, tap dancing!
Marisa Tomei
Dance is an art that imprints on the soul. It is with you every moment, it expresses itself in everything you do.
Shirley MacLaine
Dance is communication, and so the great challenge is to speak clearly, beautifully and with inevitability.
Martha Graham
All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.
Martha Graham
Only when I’m dancing can I feel this free.
Madonna Ciccone
I did not stop dancing; I did take two years off to get myself together.
Vanessa Carlton
My feet have been my best friend for the last 40 years. I’ve just been a dancing fool on stage, and after awhile you just kind of wear them out.
Steven Tyler
I found that dance was key to keeping depression out of my life.
Patrick Swayze
Imagining in excited reverie That the future years had come, Dancing to a frenzied drum, Out of the murderous innocence of the sea.
William Butler Yeats
Most men, even egotistic actors, always shy away from dancing with me. Other dancers report the same trouble. They probably figure that I would be mentally comparing them with Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly. So I go to parties and usually just sit – unless George Burns is there – and then I have a ball.
Cyd Charisse
At the time I started in ballet they were dancing ‘The Spirit of Champagne’ on pointe, in Paris. I thought, ‘I don’t want to dance the spirit of champagne, I want to drink it!
Martha Graham
I started dancing before I could talk. Other babies learn to stand and then walk – I just danced.
Bruno Tonioli
Tap dancing is all about the feet; you put your head down and don’t really engage with anything but the rhythm in your head.
Jamie Bell
After I quit dancing, for a while it felt strange not to be in pain. It was as if an old friend – not a good friend, but a presence, always tagging along – had left me.
Alicia Vikander
Things danced on the screen do not look the way they do on the stage. On the stage, dancing is three-dimensional, but a motion picture is two-dimensional.
Gene Kelly
I was more of a dancing kid than a singing kid. I mean, I sang in school choirs and I sang in school musicals, but I was much more interested in dancing than singing.
Madonna Ciccone
Those roads provided breath-taking views. There’s something special about an empty road going on and on and on to the horizon where the sun burns the world away into a dancing, shmmering heat haze that reflects the crystal blue sky, literally blurring the line between heaven and earth.
Dave Gorman
Planet Earth, gentle and blue With all my heart, I love you. Dancing the Dream by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
He capers, he dances, he has eyes of youth, he writes verses, he speaks holiday, he smells April and May.
William Shakespeare
Rhythmic motion has become the carrier and creator of almost every ecstatic mood of any significance in human life.
Curt Sachs
Line dancing is as sinful as any other type of dancing, with its sexual gestures and touching. It is an incitement to lust.
Ian Paisley
I know I want to work for my whole life because I know I can’t live without music or dancing. But I don’t know if I want to be a big star.
Elena Roger
I was in ‘Rent,’ for God’s sake. The closest we came to stunts was dancing on a table.
Jesse L. Martin
You go to the ballet and you see girls dancing on their tiptoes. Why don’t they just get taller girls?
Greg Ray
Christopher Walken was probably the most experienced dancing partner I’ve had in movies, because he has the same background as I do. He’s from theatre, Broadway and off-Broadway, and we both shared that.
John Travolta
I’ve learned that I can’t do it all at once. So, you have to figure out your angle of attack. Coming in on the acting front, acting is a passion of mine. It’s a true love. Dancing, I kind of just fell into. Choreographing, the same thing. But making films, producing and directing, that’s the heartbeat of my existence.
Columbus Short
There is nothing so necessary for men as dancing.
Badminton is like ballet dancing. It requires a lot of control, strength, mind play and measured movement
Aamir Khan
The representational-image urge is actually a kind of heightened perception, and I don’t stop to think. I don’t freeze up – it’s actually a kind of letting-go. It’s like dancing. At a certain point it’s conscious, unconscious, everything is kind of coming together.
Michael Light
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing, in so far as it stands ready against the accidental and the unforeseen, and is not apt to fall.
Marcus Aurelius
I’ve always enjoyed dancing and going clubbing. I’ve always been interested in electronic music. I would love more than anything to see my music mutate into something that would be played in clubs. For sure.
KT Tunstall
Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art and modern physics.
Fritjof Capra
Dancing is another way to communicate. That’s what separates The Pussycat Dolls from other groups.
Nicole Scherzinger
O come ye in peace here, or come ye in war,
Or to dance at our bridal, young Lord Lochinvar?
Walter Scott
I gave away the Irish dancing, which is pivotal. It’s just so silly and fun and nice to do because it kind of lifts the energy for us, right at the point where the energy could start to take a nose dive.
Katherine Shindle
If you say, ‘I listen to pop,’ you picture this kind of perfect, colorful, polished song. I want to have that, but when you open it, you see this gritty dark – kind of like dancing your tears away. Disguise the sadness in a pop beat.
Tove Lo
Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
Martha Graham
On the videos for ‘1234’ and ‘My Moon My Man’ I wanted to make the songs visible. And, really, what way can you make sound visible other than good old naive dancing? I was working with a choreographer, but I’m not a dancer. Any notion of elegance is impossible with me.
I’ve been dancing since I was 6 years old. That kind of relentless dedication and intensity is where I’m comfortable.
Andrea Parker
The stage is like an addiction. Since singing and dancing had been my dreams all this time, I fall even more into those charms every time I’m on stage. These days I get the urge to make the audience go crazy.
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Something I would have never thought that I could have done before is dancing in front of thousands of people. It changed how people view me in a negative and a positive way.
Charli D’Amelio
Most of the people who came for dancing lessons had Rumba ambitions and minuet bodies
Bob Hope
I’ve been dancing since I was 6 years old. That kind of relentless dedication and intensity is where I’m comfortable.
Andrea Anders
One out of forty American men wears women’s clothing. We’ve had more than forty presidents. One of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress.
Allison Janney
I did a lot of dancing when I was young.
Emeraude Toubia
From the time I was twelve I was dancing for bread and butter, but in my heart I was always an actress.
Rita Hayworth
Pretend you are dancing or singing a picture.
Robert Henri
The economic position is only flourishing on the surface. Germany is in fact dancing on a volcano. If the short-term credits are called in, a large section of our economy would collapse.
Gustav Stresemann
I was into sports and dancing. I ran track. I have a lot of stamina.
Jennifer Lopez
Unannounced changes in life’s itinerary are like dancing lessons from God.
Kurt Vonnegut
I love dancing in general and making girls dance. My generation doesn’t do it enough.
Jean Dujardin
Oh Esperanza!’ said Isabel, jumping up and down and clapping.’I think my heart is dancing.
Pam MuГ±oz Ryan
How I do love the earth. I feel it thrill under my feet. I feel somehow as if it were conscious of my love, as if something passed into my dancing blood from it.
James Russell Lowell
I would have to investigate more of Bill’s dancing abilities, you know, and some of this other stuff before I accurately judge whether he was in fact a brother.
Barack Obama
I would rather dance as a ballerina, though faultily, than as a flawless clown.
Margaret Atwood
You wiggle to the left, you wiggle to the right, you do the Ooby Dooby with all your might.
Roy Orbison
I feel amazing right now. I just feel like dancing.
Venus Williams
Once you’re in a musical, there is a huge opportunity for that, singing and dancing, ‘Aha!’ and ‘Tada’ at the end of the numbers; but it’s a different kind of discipline you have to go through to maintain that kind of performance.
Alan Tudyk
Any man who looks like a sissy while dancing is just a lousy dancer.
Gene Kelly
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Oprah Winfrey
We’re putting on a show, and if I’m dancing and having fun, you can take a shot of the crowd, and they’ve got smiles glued to their faces.
Luke Bryan
I think all writing about art is in some way dancing to architecture. It’s all about similitude, being analogous, metaphorical, adjectival, etc.
Rob Chapman
The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.
Barbara De Angelis
the chicken’s still dancing the chicken won’t stop
Sarah Kane
I believe it’s extremely important to include some other type of fitness activity in your training, so cross training will help you to avoid injury when you are dancing.
Laurieann Gibson
I could work out a lot of my emotions by going to class and dancing.
Suzanne Farrell
The positions I played, every play, I was making contact, not like that Deion Sanders. He couldn’t tackle my wife. He’s back there dancing out there instead of hitting.
Chuck Bednarik
I’ve been fascinated by the Internet from the very start. In 2001, I had made a funny black-and-white film called ‘How to Dance Properly,’ a short video of me dancing to a Madonna song. I sent it to 17 of my friends on a Thursday, and by Monday, one million people a day were logging on to view it.
Ze Frank
Dance expresses joy better than anything else.
Bob Fosse
When we were shooting in Shreveport, me and a couple of friends went down to Lafayette, because they had a big Zydeco music festival down there. We spent two days dancing to Zydeco music, eating fried alligator… It was one of the craziest festivals I’ve ever been to in my life, but I loved it.
Alexander Skarsgard
I loved dancing as a young girl.
Andie MacDowell
Dance is low on the totem pole of the arts, because you’re not left with a painting… a book that will stay there, a score you can read.
Jerome Robbins
At dances when I was a little kid, Art would be up there singing while I’d be dancing with some girl a foot taller than me.
Aaron Neville
It all sounds rather naive and sentimental to be talking about children laughing and dancing and singing together when we all know perfectly well that what children do in real life is snarl and take drugs.
Douglas Adams
I need to keep my dancing on the right side of weird, otherwise it might get a bit like “American Idol.”
Matthew Healy
Everyone always remembers my dancing.
Coco Rocha
Dancing is an excellent amusement for young people, especially for those of sedentary occupations. Its excellence consists in exciting a cheerfulness of the mind, highly essential to health; in bracing the muscles of the body, and in producing copious perspiration…..The body must perspire, or must be out of order.
Noah Webster
We are all shitty little snowflakes dancing in the universe.
Lewis Black
Oh, I am not naturally gifted in dancing in any way! Stupidly, I didn’t go to those classes in drama school. I was like, ‘I don’t need that; I’ll never be dancing in anything.’
Richard Madden
I had my style of moving and dancing and whatever I do. What you have to do, is take all the fighters you want and me and rank me where you want. I can’t tell you.
Muhammad Ali
One voyage to the East and a man could live as rich as a lord until the end of his days. When he’d been younger, Davos had dreamed of making such voyages himself. But the years went dancing by like moths around a flame, and somehow the time had never been quite right.
George R. R. Martin
I went to a concert once when I was a little kid and ran up onstage, started dancing, started saying anything that came to my head. I was like a little vaudevillian.
Leonardo DiCaprio
Ooh! Jesus Christ had dreads, so shake ’em.
I ain’t got none, but I’m planning on growing some.
Imagine all the Hebrews going dumb…
Dancing on top of chariots and turning tight ones.
I believe dancing is the best stress reliever.
Dylan Lauren
I never did anything for free. Other than dancing in clubs. I give that away for nothing.
Vince Vaughn
I always vaguely knew I wanted to perform, but I haven’t got the greatest singing voice and my dancing isn’t up to scratch. Acting was really the only alternative. My parents have been really supportive throughout.
Ruth Wilson
The very first show I did was ‘Fame L.A.’ Everyone had talent… it was either dancing or acting or something like that. I was a singer, so I got my first role.
Christian Kane
I am clumsy, a late and nervous driver, and despise all sports except a little gentle dancing or yoga.
Emma Donoghue
All Indians must dance, everywhere keep on dancing.
Dance is so important in the world. It needs no language. Our bodies speak a language of its own.
Ibrahim Farah
So, I’m on ‘Sesame Street,’ walking around with all these monsters, Elmo and his buddies, a whole bunch of chickens, a whole bunch of penguins and a number four dancing about. It was just pure joy, simple, ridiculous fun, stupid joy. There’s no irony. ‘Sesame Street’ is just a crazy great place to be.
Some who are far from atheists, may make themselves merry with that conceit of thousands of spirits dancing at once upon a needle’s point.
Ralph Cudworth
Shot Gun Boogie, I wanted wedding bells. I’ll be back little gal, when your pappy runs out of shells.
Tennessee Ernie Ford
What’s New Orleans without music? And what’s music without dancing?
Ellen DeGeneres
That’s my dream: one day, I want to standing on the stage on Broadway. I sing; my dancing is terrible, but I can be trained. That’s my dream. That’s something I really want to work on.
Tao Okamoto
Whether I was dancing around the house with headphones on or on stage with the Spice Girls… I learned firsthand that dancing was the key to shedding off the pounds and keeping them off.
Melanie Brown
Now pole dancing is part of popular culture as exercise.
Robert Englund
Be careful with drinking this Christmas. I got so drunk last night I found myself dancing in a cheesy bar… Or, as you like to call it, delicatessen.
Sean Hughes
I’ve taken salsa classes. I love dancing and I love to karaoke. So I bought a microphone with some tapes and my son and I karaoke. I know the entire ‘Dora the Explorer’ soundtrack.
Sherri Shepherd
Fred Astaire told me things I will never forget. Gene Kelly also said he liked my dancing. It was a fantastic experience because I felt I had been inducted into an informal fraternity of dancers, and I felt so honored because these were the people I most admired in the world.
Michael Jackson
Compassion is a practically acquired knowledge, like dancing. You must do it and practice diligently day by day.
Karen Armstrong
Seemingly unrelated [things] that are in fact really related, that’s the stuff I like to talk about. Like dancing, language learning, swimming, three-pointers.
Tim Ferriss
You’re sad because you’re sad. It’s psychic. It’s the age. It’s chemical. Go see a shrink or take a pill, or hug your sadness like an eyeless doll you need to sleep. Well, all children are sad but some get over it. Count your blessings. Better than that, buy a hat. Buy a coat or a pet. Take up dancing to forget.
Margaret Atwood
When I do a festival, I want everyone to have a party, I think it is kind of similar to a club where everyone is there to have a good time and celebrate not being at work or just being able to have fun. I love people dancing to my music as well; if I can make them dance I feel happy.
Katy B
I’m not itching for a fight. But I’m just saying when I see the other guy putting on his boxing gloves and, you know, you’ve got dancing around in the ring, I kind of suspect that maybe a fight’s coming.
Phil Gingrey
People think skating would translate very easily to dancing, but it really doesn’t. Dancing is a lot of fun and not as dangerous as being on the ice.
Dorothy Hamill
I believe that we learn by practice… it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which come shape of achievement, a sense of one’s being, a satisfaction of spirit.
Martha Graham
You’ve got to find ways to breathe while you’re dancing so that when it comes time for you to stop and sing again, you have it. To prepare, I do a lot of aerobic activity. Many times at the gym, people will look at me because I’ll be on the treadmill humming.
Kristin Chenoweth
The experiences that I’ve had growing up with music, you know, I couldn’t trade them for any money in the world. Dancing in the living room to enjoy myself. ‘Enjoy Yourself,’ Michael Jackson.
Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness.
Henry Fielding
Many people are shy when it comes to getting out on a dance floor. Dancing is an activity that… reveals your inner self, whether you like it, or know it, or not. It is hard to fake it on a dance floor.
Dirk Benedict
We are just at the studio, me and my choreographers, we are spending like 30 nights and we are thinking, what is my next dance move? Because in Korea there are huge expectations about my dancing. So it was a lot of pressure.
Dancing is very important to people who play music with a beat. I think that people who don’t dance, or who never did dance, don’t really understand the beat… I know musicians who don’t and never did dance, and they have difficulty communicating.
Duke Ellington
Growing up in Jamaica, the Pentecostal church wasn’t that fiery thing you might think. It was very British, very proper. Hymns. No dancing. Very quiet. Very fundamental.
Grace Jones
When I first saw tap dancing, I immediately got it: the righteousness of being able to make so much noise with your feet!
Shalom Harlow
Ever since I can remember, I drew, and visual arts have been my main way to express myself. I like dancing, although I’ve never done that very seriously. It’s something I’d like to explore more.
Hunter Schafer
Mitt Romney had a horse competing in the Olympics. He didn’t win. But next year, he’ll be competing in ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
David Letterman
Iran is celebrating the nuclear deal. The Iranians are going crazy. They’re drinking non-alcoholic champagne and thinking about dancing. That’s how excited they are.
Conan O’Brien
By dancing in a socially approved way with their peers, individiuals proclaim their allegiance to society as a whole.
Gerald Jonas
You spend your life having lessons, practising and competing as an amateur, and working during the day. As you get to the top end of the amateur field, you try not to work anymore; you earn your living through dancing, maybe by doing a bit of teaching. It’s an ongoing life’s work.
Anton du Beke
Married to the game. If we’re dancing with the devil at least teach us how to dance when the son of making dollars.
Young Jeezy
Dances without purpose have false starts and stops.
Hanya Holm
I booked my first national tour of a Broadway show right out of college. It was the tap show, ’42nd Street.’ I had only been tap dancing for three years when I booked that show.
Vincent Rodriguez III
It’s entirely possible to function as a free-thinking individual without succumbing to narcissism. This can be tricky at times, I suppose, but then so can the tango – particularly if you’re dancing alone.
Tom Robbins
When I first joined ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ I did not want to do it. It’s not what I like, it’s not what I believe in… the judges are fake, this is fake, that is fake… there is not a lot of reality.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy
See stars in the changing season and dance among them, shining.
Mary Anne Radmacher
I remember when I first rocked in it was a great big dance hall and Tommy Young was blowing trombone and Louis [Armstrong] was singing a tune and it was just Satchmo and you could hear it resounding through the dance hall and people were dancing. It was a highlight.
Gordon Lightfoot
I do some eccentric dancing.
Roy Blount, Jr.
Maybe people have no idea how much work is behind a picture. It can seem very effortless, but there is a lot of work. It’s exactly like doing ballet. It’s hours and hours, but when you go onstage, it’s just the pleasure of dancing.
Carine Roitfeld
All the dancer’s gestures are signs of things, and the dance called rational, because it aptly signifies and displays something over and above the pleasure of the senses.
Saint Augustine
I was keen on dancing, and acting offers were coming in. I was ready to enter the industry, but my parents felt I had to get educated. I protested, but now, I see their logic.
Sai Pallavi
It is shameful that dancing should renounce the empire it might assert over the mind and only endeavor to please the sight.
Jean-Georges Noverre
All these non-singing, non-dancing, wish-I-had-me-some-clothes fools who tell me my albums suck. Why should I pay any attention to them?
Dancing is so physical and so athletic. I think it rings to the boy that is in my soul because you get to run and jump and climb and act as aggressively as you’d like.
Stephen Boss
We don’t know if we’re dancing on the show until a couple of days before the show starts, let alone who their partners are before they meet them.
Lindsay Arnold
I was educated in line with the basic premise: work work work. You are only a valuable human being if you work. This is utterly wrong. Half working, half dancing – that is the right mixture. I myself have danced and played too little.
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Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
A lot of people cannot dance because they are inhibited. ‘Oh, I can’t dance’ or ‘I have two left feet’ or maybe someone has commented on their dancing a while back. When you enjoy something, you might be doing the simplest of moves, but they still look so beautiful.
Madhuri Dixit
Jordan followed, buttoning his jeans and muttering about how there was nothing strange about having a pattern of dancing penguins on your underwear.
Cassandra Clare
People think I appear on television to promote my image. That’s not fair. I hate filming. I turned down ‘Strictly Come Dancing.’ But television is a wonderful opportunity to promote scientific ideas. ‘Super Doctors’ is a very thoughtful piece.
Robert Winston
Well, I did go to Irish dancing lessons as a kid, but I was slapped and never went again.
Andrea Corr
‘Partita’ is a simple piece. Born of a love of surface and structure, of the human voice, of dancing and tired ligaments, of music, and of our basic desire to draw a line from one point to another.
Caroline Shaw
I don’t want to have strong arms, like you get from Pilates or yoga. But dancing arms become your best accessory. And it’s great for your core muscles.
Natalia Vodianova
I’m a phys ed major: that’s ballroom dancing and handball.
Joe Gibbs
Laughter is more sacred than prayer, dancing more spiritual than chanting mantras, loving existence more cosmic than going to a church.
Dancing has a continuity of its own that need not be dependent upon either the rise or fall of sound or the pitch and cry of words. Its force of feeling lies in the physical image, fleeting or static.
Merce Cunningham
Doing the sword fighting is like picking up a dance routine… I think dancing really helps with the picking up of it.
Maisie Williams
When I came into the industry I started with acting and I did drama during junior high and high school. I fell into dancing as a hobby, but whenever you need work, you try out different things. So I booked a lot of jobs for dancing and it kept rolling and rolling.
Harry Shum, Jr.
I’m working toward a CD that will have all of you dancing like crazy.
Paula Abdul
My first mentor and inspiration was my Irish Dancing teacher Patricia Mulholland. She created her own form of dance known as Irish ballet and created stage productions of old Irish myths and legends. They were my first experiences on stage. She told my mum I was destined for the stage, and I took that as my cue.
Laura Donnelly
Don’t get me wrong – I’ve gone to a club. But I’d much rather be with my close friends at home or a concert, or on a trip. I’ll go dancing with my grandma. She likes to cut a rug!
Zac Efron
Magic birds were dancing in the mystic marsh. The grass swayed with them, and the shallow waters, and the earth fluttered under them. The earth was dancing with the cranes, and the low sun, and the wind and sky.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
I couldn’t choose between all of those things! I looooove acting and dancing on Shake It Up, and I am currently in the recording studio working on my music. And one of my dreams is to walk down the runway during fashion week!
It’s all about self-expression; you know, if you feel like a troll then you should look like a troll. It doesn’t matter what you look like. I mean, if you have a hunchback just throw a little glitter on it, honey, and go dancing!
James St. James
I wish I was born in that era: dancing with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, going to work at the studio dressed in beautiful pants, head scarves, and sunglasses.
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Shakin’ like a bowl of soup and make your body loop-de-loop.
Sam Cooke
It’s another myth that dancing distorts or destroys your feet. If you have the right shaped foot to start and a good, strong technique, your feet should be fine.
Deborah Bull
A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having.
Emma Goldman
To dance is to live …to live is to dance.
Heidi Groskreutz
Dancing is not a form of expression for the Christian liturgy.
Pope Benedict XVI
Keep your drunken electrons dancing!
Judith Hanson Lasater